June 3, 2007

Spam King Behind Bars

A top spammer known as the "Spam King" has been arrested after years of
investigations and experts say it could result in a short-term dip in
the volume of spam.Robert Alan Soloway,27,is accused of using botnets to send out
millions of spam emails.A federal grand jury returned a 35-count
indictment against Soloway charging him with mail fraud, wire fraud,
e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, according
to the Associated Press.Soloway pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to all charges.The case
is the first in the country in which federal prosecutors have used
identity theft statutes to prosecute a spammer for taking over an
Internet domain name.Soloway could face decades in prison.